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Today's News

  • Knights fall to Clinton County in scrimmage

    The Marion County Knights basketball team headed to Campbellsville University for their first preseason scrimmage against Clinton County Friday. The Bulldogs finished 24-7 last year, and captured the 16th District title before falling in the opening game of the fourth region tournament to Glasgow in overtime. With a majority of their starting lineup returning, the Bulldogs came out and pressured Marion County into some mistakes, but later in the scrimmage the Knights got back on track.

  • Soccer teams present end of season awards

    The Marion County Lady soccer teams recently held their annual awards banquet at Marion County High School. Several players received awards for their play on the soccer field or for work in the classroom.
    The Lady Knights held their banquet last week.

  • Epps signs with UK

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Makayla Epps signed with the University of Kentucky to play basketball last week. Pictured with Epps, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Epps’ grandfather Chuck Smith, Jaron Epps, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall, Jamison Epps, Epps’ grandmother Lucy Smith and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby; seated from left, are Epps’ mother Angela Mattingly, Makayla Epps, and Epps’ father Anthony Epps.
     

  • Goodin-Rogers signs with UK

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Kyvin Goodin-Rogers signed with the University of Kentucky to play basketball recently. Pictured with Goodin-Rogers, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall, Goodin-Rogers' great-great uncle Merion Haskins, Goodin-Rogers' grandmother Wanda Haskins-Goodin and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby. Seated, from left, are Goodin-Rogers' mother Kiyonta Goodin, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Goodin-Rogers' father Tick Rogers.

  • Powell signs with Norfolk State

    Marion County Lady Knight senior Logan Powell signed with Norfolk State University in Virginia last week to play basketball. Pictured with Powell, standing from left, are Marion County High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Robby Peterson, Jalen Powell, Kendyl Powell, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall and Marion County Head Coach Trent Milby; seated from left are Powell’s mother Dietra Briscoe, Logan Powell, and Powell’s grandmother Hilda Powell.
     

  • 'Swiss cheese' annexation case

    The fate of an annexation approved more than six years ago by the Lebanon City Council now rests in the hands of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    On Nov. 14, Attorney Keith Brown presented the city's case, while Attorney Jim Avritt Sr. spoke on behalf of the property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Bradfordsville Christmas in the Country drawing near

    It's almost time for Bradfordsville's annual Christmas in the Country celebration.

    Judging for the best decorated house and business in the Bradfordsville area will take place Nov. 30. Participants should make sure their lights are on between 6 and 9 p.m.

    For more information about the decorating contest, call Amy or Kevin at (270) 337-4911.

  • The hero

    "The hero."
    I got goose bumps every time I heard those two words Saturday during Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes' funeral.
    Anytime an officer referred to Deputy Rakes, he or she wouldn't say his name. Instead, they would say, "the hero."

  • Corrections and Clarifications, Nov. 21

    In last week's edition, a photo misidentified the Glasscock Elementary School "Mallet Madness" group as the West Marion Elementary School Choir.

  • Heavy Hearts

    Marion County is reeling.
    On Saturday,  we said goodbye to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed in the line of duty early Nov. 14. Rakes was living a lifelong dream of working in law enforcement.
    Rakes' death would be enough to leave us saddened, but his death was one of a string of tragic events that have plagued our county over the last two weeks.